05/25/2015 2:44PM

Northfield: Wednesday 5/27 Analysis


Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: BIT PLAYER (7th)



Race 1

(9) EL CERRITO PLACE mare makes her first start back off a layoff and will offer a big price.  (1) STIRLING BOUDICA has some upside but needs to stay trotting in a field full of question marks.  (7) BIG DEE should be primed for a better effort second start back.

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Race 2

(5) LIMA LUCKY takes a significant drop in class and has a good history at this level.  (4) SAY IT'S TRUE trotted a nice mile last start and also takes an even bigger drop than the top choice.   (7) MISTER OLIVER made a break last week but has shown a decent burst of speed.

Race 3

(3) LOGAN COUNTY RALPH didn't miss by much last race and has room to improve.  (2) BLOOMINGDALE mare makes her first start off the layoff against a suspect bunch; threat.  (6) G'S HIGH SHOOTER finds a soft spot to do some damage.

Race 4

(5) PLAYMAKER well bred 4-year-old will look to make it two straight off the bench and probably has more to offer.  (3) HA HA has yet to win on the year but does get sent out for capable connections.  (6) KATIE AND J is just now back in racing shape and can hit the ticket with a smooth trip.

Race 5

(9) TURBOCHARGEDROXIE went a big three-quarters of a mile last out and drops to the bottom level.  (6) MUSICAL PRINCE also drops down and owns ability.  (3) DREAM CRAZED gets sent out for low percentage connections but could be closer turning for home.

Race 6

(2) TALLYDEGA KID will offer a big price coming off an improved qualifier.  (3) LIKES TO FLIRT will look to make it two straight bumping up in class; threat.  (4) BUBBYLICIOUSH needed the start last out and faces weaker.

Race 7

(6) BIT PLAYER gets sent out for proven connections second start off a short layoff against weaker.  (4) DARTH QUAIDER faces a really weak bunch and owns a decent burst of speed.  (9) WOW POWER is 0 for the year but can hit the ticket underneath at a price.

Race 8

(7) LIKE OLD TIMES filly will look to make it four wins in five starts on the year.   (6) NORTHERN CONE has some question marks but if right is definitely a player for a piece.  (8) ES MUCHO well bred 3-year-old finds a very tough post and needs some racing luck to hit the top spot.

Race 9

In a tough race to gauge (5) ONLY WAY I KNOW gets sent out for top connections.  (7) WOODMERE SPEEDBALL needs a good setup but has shown a good burst of speed.   (1) BAY ROYAL gets the best post and has been competitive at this level.

Race 10

(4) WESTERN COBY sophomore pacer makes his third start back off two big first efforts.  (2) RACE ME ROCKY crushed at this level last out; threat.  (7) MARIGOLD BLOOM has really blossomed into a consistent pacer and went a big effort last start.

Race 11

(3) CATCH THAT ANGEL drops down a level for an inconsistent trainer but is capable.  (1) HERES HOOTER has just been racing evenly but finds a wide open race.  (5) DANNYS MAN doesn't look the best on paper but can jump up with big efforts from time to time.

Race 12

(2) CINCINNATI MYSTRES gets sent out second start for a new barn and will likely offer the best price of the contenders.   (3) GET PACKIN goes from a top barn to a mediocre one; command a price.  (1) WEST RIVER VICTORY should be in line for a ground saving trip; use underneath.

Race 13

(5) CRUIJFF well bred pacer looks to be primed for a good effort third start back off the layoff.  (1) SO MUCH TO SAY made the most money in the field last year but needs to ration out his speed.  (6) SHAOLIN MASTER has been much better in his last three but needs to be closer turning for home.

Race 14

(1) BOXCAR raced big last out closing good ground late.  The pacer gets the best post and should improve.  (3) BLACKHAWKLOOKOUT just missed at this level last week but races inconsistently from week to week; command a price.  (4) INGLORIOUS MUSTARD has been competitive against better on the year.

Race 15

(1) HERE COMES WHITEY gets the best post and should offer a fair price in an evenly matched race.  (7) FORTUNE'S JENNA would be the horse to beat with a better pilot.  (2) WESTERN RANGE gets a good starting post to save some ground; use underneath.

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